-The Kogi State Government has confirmed the violent attack carried out on Ogane-Nigu community in Dekina Local Government Area of the state by armed bandits suspected to be herdsmen.
Director-General on Media and Publicity to the Government, Kingsley Fanwo made the confirmation in a press statement on Friday, stating that the government has deployed relevant security agencies to the affected areas.
“The violence has since been contained and brought under control. The incident however remains under investigation while efforts are ongoing to apprehend the attackers and bring them to justice,” he said.
According to Fanwo, Governor Yahaya Bello will conduct an on the spot assessment of the communities and meet with security chiefs after which more information will be forthcoming based on available facts.
He assured that the governor believes in the sanctity of the human life, but however urge the people of Kogi State to ignore the conflicting casualty and other figures thrown about by different individuals, organisations and sections of the press as they are mostly baseless and speculative.